Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Kimchi Pancakes

Kimchi pancakes have been on my to-do list for quite some times.  Glad to say I finally made it happen.  I made it vegetarian and vegan without adding any meat and egg.  I also added the spicy radish that I made earlier for extra kick.  I didn't add any seasonings in these pancakes as the kimchi and spicy radish were well seasoned.  Furthermore, I served this kimchi pancakes with ginger scallion soy sauce.  Hence, I didn't want to make it too salty.

Makes a great side dish or appetizer in any meal.

By the way, Evy made the pretty flower origami!  :-)

How the batter looks like

 ~Makes 4 individual size pancakes.


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. rice flour
  • 2/3 cup water   
  • 1/2 cup napa cabbage kimchi, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1/4 cup spicy radish, drained
  • Some cilantro leaves as decoration (optional) 

Before turning over, place some decorative cilantro on top of the pancake


1.  Mix the first three ingredients, whisk until smooth.

2.  Add the kimchi, onion and spicy radish.  Mix well.

3.  Heat up a non-stick pan with medium heat.  Add a little oil.  Pour some batter into the middle.  Let it cook on the bottom.  Lay some cilantro on top for decoration.  When the edges started to brown (like above picture), flip it over.  Press to flatten the pancakes and let it cook.  Cook until golden brown on both sides and crisp on the edges.

4.  Serve with ginger scallion soy sauce.

For ginger scallion soy sauce:

In a bowl, add in 1 Tbsp. cane sugar, 1 Tbsp hot water to melt the sugar, then add 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. vinegar, 1 Tbsp. mirin and 1 tsp. pure sesame oil.  Mix well.  Then, add in some thinly sliced ginger and scallion.  If you like it spicy, add 1 tsp. chili oil or 1 tsp. crushed red peppers.  Mix well.


Belinda @zomppa said...

It does look like origami! I love kimchi pancakes - can't get enough, though never tried to make it on my own before.

mjskit said...

These are some spicy good pancakes! Huge fan of kimchi and just happen to have a jar in the fridge. These look so good! Love the origami flower! :)

PH said...

The kimchi pancakes look very good. Would love to have some. Love that pretty flower too :)

daphne said...

It looks like a good side dish to me! My hubby wouldn't like the kim chi but I do!! and how cute is the origami flower!

Retno Prihadana said...

it looks lovely and of course delicious.

Juliana said...

So interesting this pancakes with kimchi...must taste delicious :) My mouth is watering just to imagine the taste of it.
Thanks for recipe and hope you are having a great week!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This sound like a great pancake , healthy too.,

Magia da Inês said...

Passei para visitá-la.
Receitas deliciosas!
Bom fim de semana!

Alice said...

i love kimchi, so i guess this will make me go hhmmmm :)

tigerfish said...

The spicy kick of kimchi is great in these pancakes!

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Thank you Food Frenzy! :)